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Paulina & Fran

by Rachel B. Glaser Harper Perennial (September 01, 2015)

A story of friendship, art, sex, and curly hair: an audaciously witty debut tracing the pas de deux of lust and love between two young, uncertain, conflicted art students. 

At their New England art school, Paulina...


Strange Animals

by Chad Kultgen Harper Perennial (July 07, 2015)

A thought-provoking and darkly witty novel about freedom, motherhood, greed, and religion—a surprising new direction from the controversial author of Men, Women & Children and The Average American Male.

Chad...


Some Other Town

by Elizabeth Collison Harper Perennial (February 24, 2015)

Channeling the emotional intensity of Susan Minot and Amy Bloom—and infused with a witty, dream-like surrealism reminiscent of Margaret Atwood—this mesmerizing debut takes us inside the unsettling world...


The Tell-Tale Heart

by Jill Dawson Harper Perennial (February 10, 2015)

A man’s life and his capacity for love mysteriously changes after a heart transplant in this dramatic and affecting novel—as provocative and poignant as the works of Jodi Picoult, Jojo Moyes, and Alice Sebold—from...


Migratory Animals

by Mary Helen Specht Harper Perennial (January 20, 2015)

A February 2015 Indie Next Selection

A January Apple iBook Selection

An Austin American-Statesman Selects Book

A powerful debut novel about a group of 30-somethings struggling for connection and belonging, Migratory...


American Woman

by Susan Choi Harper Perennial (July 08, 2014)

“Susan Choi…proves herself a natural—a writer whose intelligence and historical awareness effortlessly serve a breathtaking narrative ability. I couldn’t put American Woman down, and wanted when I finished...


The Unspeakable

by Charles L. Calia Harper Perennial (July 08, 2014)

The Unspeakable tells the story of two men, both priests, whose strange and divergent paths collide. Peter Whitmore, an administrator for the Diocese of St. Paul, is asked to investigate and ultimately discredit...


Three Plays

by Thornton Wilder Harper Perennial (April 15, 2014)

Three of the greatest plays in American literature collected in one volume

This important new omnibus edition features an illuminating foreword by playwright John Guare and an extensive afterword for each play...


The Way Inn

by Will Wiles Harper Perennial (September 16, 2014)

Up in the Air meets Inception in this smart, innovative, genre-synthesizing novel from the acclaimed author of Care of Wooden Floors—hailed as “Fawlty Towers crossed with Freud,” by the Daily Telegraph...


The Bridge of San Luis Rey

by Thornton Wilder Harper Perennial (February 25, 2014)

"On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below." With this celebrated sentence, Thornton Wilder begins The Bridge of San Luis...


Theophilus North

by Thornton Wilder Harper Perennial (February 25, 2014)

This reissued edition of the classic novel by Pulitzer Prize-winner Thornton Wilder is the last of the author’s works and features an updated Afterword by his nephew, Tappan Wilder, as well as additional material....


The Eighth Day

National Book Award for Fiction 1968

by Thornton Wilder Harper Perennial (February 25, 2014)

Thornton Wilder’s renowned 1967 National Book Award–winning novel features a foreword by John Updike and an afterword by Tappan Wilder, who draws on such unique sources as Wilder’s unpublished letters,...


The Ides of March

by Thornton Wilder Harper Perennial (February 25, 2014)

Drawing on such unique sources as Thornton Wilder's unpublished letters, journals, and selections from the extensive annotations Wilder made years later in the margins of the book, Tappan Wilder's Afterword...


Heaven's My Destination

by Thornton Wilder Harper Perennial (March 18, 2014)

Drawing on such unique sources as the author's unpublished letters, business records, and obscure family recollections, Tappan Wilder's Afterword adds a special dimension to the reissue of this hilarious tale...


The Cabala and The Woman of Andros

by Thornton Wilder Harper Perennial (March 18, 2014)

Featuring an illuminating new foreword by Penelope Niven and a revealing afterword by Tappan Wilder, this reissue of two early books by Thornton Wilder reintroduces the reader to the author's first novel, The...


Green Girl

by Kate Zambreno Harper Perennial (June 24, 2014)

With the fierce emotional and intellectual power of such classics as Jean Rhys's Good Morning, Midnight, Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, and Clarice Lispector's The Hour of the Star, Kate Zambreno's novel Green...


All That Is Solid Melts into Air

by Darragh McKeon Harper Perennial (May 19, 2014)

All That Is Solid Melts into Air is a gripping end-of-empire novel, charting the collapse of the Soviet Union through the focalpoint of the Chernobyl disaster. Part historical epic, part love story, it recalls...


Adore

by Doris Lessing Harper Perennial (September 17, 2013)

Two friends, two sons, two shocking and intense love affairs . . .

Roz and Lil have been best friends since childhood. But their bond stretches beyond familiar bounds when these middle-aged mothers fall in love...


Hood

by Emma Donoghue Harper Perennial (August 13, 2013)

A tale of grief and lust, frustration and hilarity, death and family

Penelope O’Grady and Cara Wall are risking disaster when, like teenagers in any intolerant time and place—here, a Dublin convent school...


The Last Anniversary

by Liane Moriarty Harper Perennial (April 20, 2010)

From Liane Moriarty, author of #1 New York Times bestsellers The Husband’s Secret and Big Little Lies, comes an unforgettable novel defined by her signature sharp wit, page-turning storyline, and lovable and...


So Big

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1925

by Edna Ferber Harper Perennial (July 30, 2013)

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

"A masterpiece. . . . It has the completeness, [the] finality, that grips and exalts and convinces." — Literary Review

Widely regarded as the master work of celebrated author and...


Coincidence

by J. W. Ironmonger Harper Perennial (February 18, 2014)

What determines the course of our lives? Chance . . . or destiny?

On Midsummer's Day, 1982, three-year-old Azalea Ives is found alone at a seaside fairground.

One year later, her mother's body washes up on a beach—her...


What's Important Is Feeling

by Adam Wilson Harper Perennial (February 25, 2014)

Bankers prowl Brooklyn bars on the eve of the stock market crash. A debate over Young Elvis versus Vegas Elvis turns existential. Detoxing junkies use a live lobster to spice up their love life. Students on...


The Orphans of Race Point

by Patry Francis Harper Perennial (May 06, 2014)

Set on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, a suspenseful page-turning saga of love, murder, and the true meaning of faith from the author of the acclaimed The Liar’s Diary.

Set in the close-knit Portuguese community of...


Hotelles

by Emma Mars Harper Perennial (April 08, 2014)

Paris, a hotel room, the middle of the afternoon . . .

So begins the story of Annabelle, a young escort in Paris who has accepted her final proposition before marrying the powerful and generous man of her dreams,...


Three Hundred Million

by Blake Butler Harper Perennial (October 14, 2014)

An unforgettable novel of an American suburb devastated by a fiendish madman—the most ambitious and important work yet by “the 21st century answer to William Burroughs” (Publishers Weekly).

Blake Butler’s...


Saratoga Trunk

by Edna Ferber Harper Perennial (July 30, 2013)

From Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Edna Ferber, called the “the greatest American woman novelist of her day” (New York Times), comes a mesmerizing and timeless saga of love, greed and power.

Saratoga Trunk...


Giant

by Edna Ferber Harper Perennial (July 30, 2013)

From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber, Giant captures the essence of Texas on a staggering scale as it chronicles the life and times of cattleman Jordan "Bick" Benedict, his young society wife, Leslie,...


Alas, Babylon

by Pat Frank Harper Perennial (June 04, 2013)

"Alas, Babylon." Those fateful words heralded the end. When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed...


The Golden Notebook

by Doris Lessing Harper Perennial (May 14, 2013)

Anna is a writer, author of one very successful novel, who now keeps four notebooks. In one, with a black cover, she reviews the African experience of her earlier years. In a red one she records her political...


Chocolates for Breakfast

by Pamela Moore Harper Perennial (June 25, 2013)

Precocious and shocking when first published in 1956, Chocolates for Breakfast is a candid coming-of-age story of a young girl’s sudden awakening to love and desire written by 18-year-old Pamela Moore.

 

Disaffected,...


Two Old Women

by Velma Wallis Harper Perennial (November 05, 2013)

Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River Valley in Alaska, this is the suspenseful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of...


The Slippage

by Ben Greenman Harper Perennial (April 23, 2013)

The Slippage is a wry, wistful tale of marriage, lust, and disconnection from Ben Greenman, the critically acclaimed author of What He’s Poised to Do.

William Day must confront some uncomfortable truths about...


Like Trees, Walking

by Ravi Howard Harper Perennial (March 05, 2013)

Based on the true story of a modern-day lynching in America, Ravi Howard's widely acclaimed debut novel exposes one of the most tragic chapters in the history of the American South.

On the morning of March 21,...


Interviewing Matisse, or The Woman Who Died Standing Up

by Lily Tuck Harper Perennial (February 26, 2013)

Lily, Molly, and Inez are women of a certain age, of a certain bearing, of a certain class. Late one dire night, Molly telephones from Connecticut to catch Lily up with the news: Inez's corpse -- near-naked...


The Average American Marriage

by Chad Kultgen Harper Perennial (February 12, 2013)

The Average American Marriage, the long-awaited sequel to Chad Kultgen’s much debated, always controversial The Average American Male, is a matter-of-fact foray into the male mind and sexual fantasy.

Now married...


The Genius and the Goddess

by Aldous Huxley & Huxley trusts and heirs Harper Perennial (February 05, 2013)

Thirty years ago, ecstasy and torment took hold of John Rivers, shocking him out of “half-baked imbecility into something more nearly resembling the human form.” He had an affair with the wife of his mentor,...


The Dog Fighter

by Marc Bojanowski Harper Perennial (January 29, 2013)

The anonymous narrator of this remarkable debut novel is a young drifter in search of his future. The son of a passionate beauty and gentle doctor, he roams the border between the United States and Mexico, eventually...


The Tell

by Hester Kaplan Harper Perennial (January 08, 2013)

An elegant and haunting novel of love and family, The Tell demands that we reconsider our notions of marriage—duty, compromise, betrayal, and the choice to stand by or leave the ones we love.

Mira and Owen's...


The River Road

by Karen Osborn Harper Perennial (November 20, 2012)

David and Michael Sanderson are brothers, inseparable since childhood from each other and from their neighbor Kay Richards, a complicated young woman involved in a passionate and obsessive love affair with David....


Cash Out

by Greg Bardsley Harper Perennial (October 16, 2012)

Cash Out is one of those novels that begs for more adjectives: relentless, madcap, polished, lean, vivid, warped, original, horrifying and hilarious in equal measure.”

—Marcus Sakey, author of The Two...


Boonville

by Robert Mailer Anderson Harper Perennial (September 25, 2012)

Surrounded by misfits, rednecks, and counterculture burnouts, John Gibson—the reluctant heir of an alcoholic grandmother—and Sarah McKay—a commune-reared "hippie-by-association"—search for self and community...


The Book Borrower

by Alice Mattison Harper Perennial (August 07, 2012)

On the day they first meet in a city playground, Deborah Laidlaw lends Toby Ruben a book called Trolley Girl, the memoir of a forgotten trolley strike in the 1920s, written by the sister of a fiery Jewish revolutionary...


With My Body: A Novel

by Nikki Gemmell Harper Perennial (June 19, 2012)

From the author of the international bestseller The Bride Stripped Bare comes the raw and resonant story of a middle-aged wife and mother who attempts to reclaim her lost sense of self by exploring the memory...


When We Argued All Night

by Alice Mattison Harper Perennial (June 12, 2012)

From bestselling and award-winning author Alice Mattison comes a breathtaking new novel following two best friends from Brooklyn, exploring the way in which the world and their lives change over the course of...


We Only Know So Much

by Elizabeth Crane Harper Perennial (June 12, 2012)

A funny and moving debut novel that follows four generations of a singularly weird American family, all living under one roof, as each member confronts a moment of crisis in a narrative told through a uniquely...


The Bride Stripped Bare: A Novel

by Nikki Gemmell Harper Perennial (May 29, 2012)

A woman disappears, leaving behind an incendiary diary chronicling a journey of sexual awakening. To all who knew her, she was the good wife: happy, devoted, content. But the diary reveals a secret self, one...


The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done

by Sandra Newman Harper Perennial (August 08, 2017)

When Chrysalis Moffat and her brother, Eddie, inherit a mansion on the coast of California, Eddie hatches a plan to fleece credulous Californians of their cash by starting the fraudulent Tibetan School of Miracles....


Little, Big

World Fantasy Award for Best Novel 1982

by John Crowley Harper Perennial (May 22, 2012)

John Crowley's masterful Little, Big is the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood—not found on any map—to marry Daily Alice Drinkawater,...


The Flicker of Old Dreams

by Susan Henderson Harper Perennial (March 13, 2018)

With the quiet precision of Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres and the technical clarity of Mary Roach’s Stiff, this is a novel about a young woman who comes most alive while working in her father’s mortuary...